Acculturative Stress, Depression, and Suicidal Ideation Among Immigrant and Second-Generation Latino Adolescents
Hovey J D~~King C A
The study subjects were 40 female & 30 male students from a bilingual program in a southern California high school. One fourth of the adolescents reported critical levels of depression & suicidal ideation, which were positively correlated with acculturative stress. Multiple regression analyses revealed that perceived family dysfunction & nonpositive expectations for the future were significant predictors of acculturative stress & depression.